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|• Total||12.33 km2 (4.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||9.0%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
Kranshoek was founded in the early years of the 20th century by a group of Griqua trekkers under the leadership of Abraham le Fleur who had been displaced from their land in Kokstad. Le Fleur also founded the Griqua National Conference in 1904 and the Griqua Independent Church. A local monument, erected in 1942, celebrates the early Griqua pioneers.
He spent his life campaigning for the restitution of Griqua land lost when the British colonial authorities annexed Griqualand East. […] This he did by establishing the Griqua Independent Church, as a counter to the European-controlled mission churches, launched over the Easter weekend in 1920 […] He also founded the Griqua National Conference in 1904, which became the official mouthpiece of the Griqua people[…]
Significant events in the Griqua history are commemorated annually by way of special people‟s days, such as the birthday of Paramount Chief AAS le Fleur and the celebration of the unveiling of a monument erected in honour of the early Griqua pioneers at Kranshoek in 1942…